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Donald E. Ovel

August 21, 1942 May 1, 2019
Donald E. Ovel
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Obituary for Donald E. Ovel

Donald E. Ovel, 76, of Waterloo, died Wednesday, May 1, at Ravenwood Nursing & Rehab Center.

He was born August 21, 1942 in Lamont, son of George and Emma Moorman Ovel. He married Judy Thein on May 12, 1963 in Waterloo. She died in 2017.

Don was employed in the Product Engineering Center of John Deere for 32 years, retiring in 1995. He also owned and operated Don’s Planting and Landscaping for over 30 years.

Survivors include: three sons, Don C. (Kae) Ovel and Tim (Brandi) Ovel, both of Waterloo and Rob (Tanya) Ovel of Clive; a daughter, Erika (Scott) Kramer of Cedar Falls; ten grandchildren; and three sisters, Ellie Jones of Cedar Falls, Gladys Frye of Grapevine, Texas and Vernette (Dey) Cowles of Sheybogan, Wisconsin.

Preceded in death by: a son, Phil; two brothers, Walt and Ron Ovel; and two sisters, Charlotte Backes and Corinne Ovel.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. on May 11 at St. Edward’s Catholic Church with burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on May 10 at Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service on West Ridgeway, where there will be a 7 p.m. rosary. Visitation will continue at the church for an hour before services.

Memorials may be directed to the family.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Friday

10

May

4:30 PM 5/10/2019 4:30:00 PM - 7:00 PM 5/10/2019 7:00:00 PM
Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup - West Ridgeway

300 West Ridgeway Ave.
Waterloo, IA 50701

Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup - West Ridgeway
300 West Ridgeway Ave. Waterloo 50701 IA
United States

Rosary

Friday

10

May

7:00 PM 5/10/2019 7:00:00 PM
Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup - West Ridgeway

300 West Ridgeway Ave.
Waterloo, IA 50701

Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup - West Ridgeway
300 West Ridgeway Ave. Waterloo 50701 IA
United States

Mass of Christian Burial

Saturday

11

May

10:30 AM 5/11/2019 10:30:00 AM
St. Edward Catholic Church

1423 Kimball Avenue
Waterloo, IA 50701

St. Edward Catholic Church
1423 Kimball Avenue Waterloo 50701 IA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Mt. Olivet Cemetery Final Resting Place

3912 W. 4th Street
Waterloo, IA 50701

3912 W. 4th Street Waterloo 50701 IA
United States
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